shell flower
Turtlehead Tur"tle*head`, n. (Bot.) An American perennial herb ({Chelone glabra}) having white flowers shaped like the head of a turtle. Called also {snakehead}, {shell flower}, and {balmony}. [1913 Webster]

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  • Shell flower — Shell Shell, n. [OE. shelle, schelle, AS. scell, scyll; akin to D. shel, Icel. skel, Goth. skalja a tile, and E. skill. Cf. {Scale} of fishes, {Shale}, {Skill}.] 1. A hard outside covering, as of a fruit or an animal. Specifically: (a) The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • shell-flower — gražioji alpinija statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Imbierinių šeimos dekoratyvinis augalas (Alpinia zerumbet), paplitęs rytų ir pietryčių Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Alpinia zerumbet angl. light galangal; pink porcelain lily; shell flower;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • shell flower — ▪ Molucella also called  Bells Of Ireland        (Molucella laevis), plant with leafy spikes of cuplike green calyxes surrounding small, white, fragrant corollas within. The flowers are two lipped and tubular, typical of the mint family… …   Universalium

  • shell flower — margoji tigrenė statusas T sritis vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Tigridia pavonia angl. shell flower; tigerflower vok. Tigerblume rus. тигридия павлинья lenk. tygrysówka pawia …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

  • shell-flower — noun showy perennial of marshlands of eastern and central North America having waxy lanceolate leaves and flower with lower part creamy white and upper parts pale pink to deep purple • Syn: ↑shellflower, ↑turtlehead, ↑snakehead, ↑snake head,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Shell — Shell, n. [OE. shelle, schelle, AS. scell, scyll; akin to D. shel, Icel. skel, Goth. skalja a tile, and E. skill. Cf. {Scale} of fishes, {Shale}, {Skill}.] 1. A hard outside covering, as of a fruit or an animal. Specifically: (a) The covering, or …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Shell bit — Shell Shell, n. [OE. shelle, schelle, AS. scell, scyll; akin to D. shel, Icel. skel, Goth. skalja a tile, and E. skill. Cf. {Scale} of fishes, {Shale}, {Skill}.] 1. A hard outside covering, as of a fruit or an animal. Specifically: (a) The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Shell button — Shell Shell, n. [OE. shelle, schelle, AS. scell, scyll; akin to D. shel, Icel. skel, Goth. skalja a tile, and E. skill. Cf. {Scale} of fishes, {Shale}, {Skill}.] 1. A hard outside covering, as of a fruit or an animal. Specifically: (a) The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Shell cameo — Shell Shell, n. [OE. shelle, schelle, AS. scell, scyll; akin to D. shel, Icel. skel, Goth. skalja a tile, and E. skill. Cf. {Scale} of fishes, {Shale}, {Skill}.] 1. A hard outside covering, as of a fruit or an animal. Specifically: (a) The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Shell gland — Shell Shell, n. [OE. shelle, schelle, AS. scell, scyll; akin to D. shel, Icel. skel, Goth. skalja a tile, and E. skill. Cf. {Scale} of fishes, {Shale}, {Skill}.] 1. A hard outside covering, as of a fruit or an animal. Specifically: (a) The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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